Insidious: It’s not the house that is haunted

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 03, 2011 in News tagged with ,

‘From the creators of Saw and Paranormal Activity, Insidious is the terrifying story of a family who shortly after moving discover that dark spirits have possessed their home and that their son has inexplicbly fallen into a coma. Trying to escape the haunting and save their son, they move again only to realize that it was not their house that was haunted.’ (from official website)

James Wan’s Insidious is a film that is already being hyped up around the media and is already getting on my nerves. ‘It’s not the house that is haunted’, the psychic confides, as though this was some huge revelation, something entirely new and unusual. Is this what is supposed to make Insidious a ‘modern ghost story’. Surely this is nothing particularly new or modern. ‘One need not be a chamber’, as Emily Dickinson wrote some time ago, ‘one need not be a house’.

The ‘official website’ is here http://www.insidious-movie.com/ if you want the photogallery etc., and can stand the constant flickering. Coming soon but not yet functioning are links to Spectral Sightings and Further.com. Not sure what they are, but sound like paranormal investigators for the reality tv fans.

The film could be fun, I imagine, if they play cleverly with all the films they seem to be referencing. Looks to me like a horror stew of Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, Omen, Exorcist … and a little bit of The Shining thrown in – notice the twins at the end of the trailer…

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